Sewing Holidays in Italy

Never have time to sew at home?


Clothes, Curtains, soft furnishings - or all three!!


Come and ask your questions, try out new techniques and take home a finished project 

Make new friends or come with your own group.


2020 Dates & Prices


 13 Jul - 22 Jul


Sewing Projects Workshop - come and explore all sorts of sewing techniques: home furnishings; dressmaking; free-motion stitching; quilting. Bring a project or two, your own ideas, or simply indulge in the delights of beautiful Italian fabrics and haberdashery. Enjoy delicious meals from Chef Derek too!



Come by yourself or with a group of friends. La Serena Sewing Holidays run for 5 or 8 days, from €850 (£750) or €990 (£825) per person, with all accommodation, meals and excursions included.


Please Note: The single supplement for the above holiday is €80 or €120.

The above prices are based upon double occupancy in a luxury double or twin room.


Prices & Booking

Tools of the trade

Want to learn how easy it is to sew your own clothes, curtains or soft furnishings, or to study certain sewing techniques? Need to finish that sewing project for which time or inspiration just can't be found? We offer a choice of hands on sewing courses for Beginners or those wishing to improve on their sewing skills - choose from: Patchwork, Crafts, Bags, Cushions, Curtains, Roman Blinds, Sewing Machine or Overlocker come rain or shine, a La Serena Sewing Holiday is just right for you. Join us for sewing pleasure and lots of fun.

Pattern adaptation tricks

Your tutors, Steph and Sue share their experience of over 40 years (as amateur, professional and hobbiest) with all kinds of sewing techniques - simple to complex. The choice is yours!

Use one of our 8 sewing machines (including the latest computerised embroidery machine) plus overlocker for your own project, or bring your own. Many other tools to try out, by hand or machine.

An example 5-day all inclusive Holiday Schedule
Day  1 Arrive at La Serena and enjoy a welcome drink with Steph, Sue & Derek. After an introduction to your holiday activities, relax with your group ready for a 3-course gourmet Italian 3-course dinner prepared by Chef Derek. During dinner you can discuss your ideas and projects with Steph. 
Day  2 After enjoying a sumptuous buffet breakfast, jpin your first practical session working on your own project with Steph and Sue's expert help or watch a demonstration of a particular dressmaking or sewing technique. After a buffet lunch on the terrace, there will be a trip to a local fabric warehouse. Dinner at a local restaurant. 
Day  3 After breakfast there will be another pratical session learning new techniques or working on your own project. After lunch, there will be a trip to Perugia and a visit to some of the designer shops to see how to detect good workmanship from bad. Dinner at a local trattoria or with a local Italian family. 
Day  4 After breakfast, visit a local lace museum or traditional Umbria fabric textile exhibition. Snack lunch at a local bar, followed by another practical workshop with demonstrations. Dinner at La Serena prepared by Chef Derek, with the option of continuing to sew.
Day  5 After a leisurely breakfast, say reluctant goodbyes and head for home. If you are continuing your holiday in Italy, Steph & Derek will help you with ideas, transport and other information. 

Please Note: Activities are subject to change according to the group's desires, availability and season.

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Relaxing after a fun day of sewing